For startup businesses, or for those already operating, our business support courses include social media, web design and how to use the internet effectively
Social Media for Business
Running your own business can be daunting. There is so much to think about, but having a strong online presence is essential for success. This 4-week online course will give you an excellent grounding in these essential skills. We will cover:
- Importance of Social Media to your business and understanding a social media health check.
- Instagram for business and linking to Facebook and Twitter
- Facebook for promotion and Twitter for business
- Quick and easy online websites
Run by an industry expert, this online course will include plenty of practical activities for you to get to grips with and time at the end to ask questions.
Effective Internet Use for Businesses
During this 3-hour session, learn how to use the internet to conduct effective research into your business saving valuable time and getting the best information. Learn about the most relevant accounts and online resources to maintain a customer base and run an efficient and successful business
Web Design for Businesses
This free 6-week course is aimed at start-up businesses wanting to set up their own website, this course will cover the basic principles of designing and building your own website from scratch. We will look at functionality including taking payments and bookings and explore design ideas that complement your business brand. By the end of the course you will have a basic website on which to build and grow your business.
Financial Management for Businesses
Effective financial management is fundamental to the success of your business. This free 4-week course is specifically aimed at new business start-ups to build skills and confidence in financial management. We will take you through excel spreadsheets and how to use them for financial forecasting, budgeting and profit and loss and keeping simple accounts.
Post-Lockdown Recovery Course for Food Businesses
Aimed at all food businesses, this new free 2-week course seeks to support owners and staff to make changes to their business model to adapt to the changing world of Covid-19. We will explore ways to broaden customer base, new models for trading and how to re-open safely. An essential for any food business to grow and thrive now and in the future.